Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 041 234 865

Location: Venice

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Synthesis and characterization of biopolymers for packaging and biomedical purposes.

Ion-exchange and size-exclusion membranes for energy applications.

Nanostructures from biomaterials, such as polyphenols and polysaccharides.

Carbon fibers from renewable resources.




Inorganic chemistry and Laboratory (LT. Chemistry and Sustainable Technologie, Univ. Venice)

Chemistry of transition elements and Laboratory (LS Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies, Univ. Venice)

General chemistry (LT Environmental Science, Univ. Venice)


Curriculum Vitae

2009: Ms.C. in Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Bologna. Thesis title: “Laccase from Coriolopsis polyzona and its use in cross-linked enzyme aggregates”

2013: Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna. Thesis title: “Novel etheroatom containing aliphatic polyesters for biomedical and environmental applications”

2013-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Freiburg. Development of bio-based monomers for sustainable thermosets.

2016-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Roma Tor Vergata. Synthesis and characterization of membranes for energy applications.

2019 – present: Researcher (tenure track position) for General and Inorganic Chemistry, Ca’Foscari University of Venice



2013: SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry.

2014: AICIng best PhD Thesis Award.



Physicochemical Insights into Enzymatic Polymerization of Lignosulfonates

- Mayr S.A. - Wagner S. - Nagl R. - Pellis A. - Matteo Gigli - Claudia Crestini - Horvat M. - Zeiner T. - Guebitz G.M. - Weiss R. - Schwaiger N.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

High-performance sustainable active packaging from poly(hexamethylene furanoate) and bark extracts

- Guidotti G. - Massari D. - Matteo Gigli - Soccio M. - Siracusa V. - Claudia Crestini - Lotti N.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

Solar-driven photodegradation of ciprofloxacin and E. coli growth inhibition using a Tm3+ upconverting nanoparticle-based polymer composite

- Fan S. - Inkumsah Jnr J.E. - Trave E. - Matteo Gigli - Joshi T. - Licciardello N. - Sgarzi M. - Cuniberti G.
Chemical Engineering Journal

Lignin-based nano-enabled agriculture: A mini-review

- Matteo Gigli - Fellet G. - Pilotto L. - Sgarzi M. - Marchiol L. - Claudia Crestini
Frontiers in Plant Science

The Laccase-Lig Multienzymatic Multistep System in Lignin Valorization

- Vignali E. - Matteo Gigli - Cailotto S. - Pollegioni L. - Rosini E. - Claudia Crestini

N-Doped Carbon Dot Hydrogels from Brewing Waste for Photocatalytic Wastewater Treatment

- Cailotto S. - Massari D. - Matteo Gigli - Campalani C. - Massimo Bonini - You S. - Vomiero A. - Selva M. - Perosa A. - Claudia Crestini
ACS Omega

see all publications...